forceps delivery

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n forceps delivery delivery in which forceps are inserted through the vagina and used to grasp the head of the fetus and pull it through the birth canal; since the forceps can injure the fetus this procedure has generally given way to cesarean deliveries
    • ***

Usage

In literature:

He had delivered a woman by means of the forceps, and, after delivery, brought away what he thought a tumor.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
Forceps existed for difficult deliveries.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
After about two hours of the second stage of labour delivery by forceps is tried, but prolonged traction is not applied.
"Essays In Pastoral Medicine" by Austin ÓMalley
***